Tammy Defoe is the Founder and President of GTApreneurs Inc., a business networking and coaching company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Tammy is a Business Coach, Sales and Public Speaking Trainer, Event Coordinator and Host. She would be happy to help you grow your business!
Since founding GTApreneurs in 2019, Tammy has organized and hosted over 70 business networking events. She coaches 3 Exclusive Business Coaching and Referral Networking Groups every week. She onboards and interviews Guest Speakers for GTAprenenurs events. She provides private business coaching services; and manages the whole company including 3 Assistants.
In addition, Tammy created this website and all other collateral that GTApreneurs uses everyday to serve our clients.
Tammy’s previous careers were in the financial services, fitness, and food and beverage industries, all in self-employment roles and the latter two also in employment roles.
As an independently contracted Financial Security Advisor in London, Tammy received training from top financial planners and insurance specialists in sales, business development and financial planning; and collaborated with many other related professionals including mortgage agents, real estate agents, lawyers and others to bring the best quality service to her clients and for referral networking. Tammy attended countless business networking events during this time and start a referral networking group, before moving to the GTA in February 2018. To work in that role, she was licensed as a Mutual Funds Sales Representative and as a Life and Health Insurance Broker.
Prior to that, Tammy was a Personal Fitness Trainer, Nutritionist, Fitness Supervisor, Fitness Professional Trainer and Trainer-Owner, during which time, she educated and trained hundreds of clients and trained many Personal Trainers to great success. She also collaborated with several complimentary professionals including a physiotherapist, chiropractor, occupational therapist, and social worker to bring their graduating patients to a higher level of fitness after recovering from illness or injury. She also sent these professionals referrals when the needs arose.
So, Tammy is well versed in the power of referral networking, both for optimal client service and for business development.
As a Group Fitness Instructor, Tammy choreographed and instructed 1000’s of classes over the span of 25 years helping 1000’s of participants improve their health and fitness levels. She also taught 2 different Group Fitness Instructor certification programs, with the second one being one that she self-developed.
Tammy’s food and beverage industry experience started when she was 14 years old, when she started working for a fast-food company. Then, progressed into a supervisory role by age 18. Tammy then switched to the bar and restaurant sector as a server, then went back to fast food as an Assistant Manager. Later, while working in the fitness industry, Tammy generated additional income by providing beverage planning and service on occasional weekends as a self-employed contractor for a business owner’s private functions.
Tammy also spent some time in her mid 20’s working as an independent sales consultant for Avon and Yves Rocher, her first entrepreneurial experiences.
Tammy’s education includes 3 years of university studies with a grade A average, including courses in business, psychology, science, math, nutrition and kinesiology; plus fitness certifications; the Canadian Investment Funds course; the life license qualification program; and ongoing education and training in digital marketing and technology from industry experts and self-learning.
Tammy uses this vast experience and education to help hundreds of business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals every year to start or grow their businesses.
She would love to help you too! Book a free consultation today!
Studies have shown that entrepreneurs who work with Business Coaches do better than those who don’t.
GTApreneurs offers more than just business coaching. We are a full business services and networking organization dedicated to helping you at all stages of your business from start-up to maturity to succession planning and sale or transfer.
I really appreciate all of our members, Guest Speakers and event guests who have a provided us with a testimonial about their positive experiences with our business networking events memberships and business coaching.
– Tammy Defoe
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